Punjab Clears Piped Gas Policy For Urban Areas

Punjab Clears Piped Gas Policy For Urban Areas

The Punjab government has cleared a comprehensive policy to provide gas through pipeline for every kind of usage in urban areas, state local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday.

The project will cover Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib and Rupnagar in the first phase. Work has already started in these areas after companies got permission from the regulator, Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), Sidhu said in a statement.

These companies would pay rent on per year basis to the urban local bodies, leading to economic self-dependence of the urban bodies, he said.

The minister said piped gas connection would be available for all types of consumers, be it in domestic, transportation, business or industrial category. This would eliminate chances of pilferage, he said.

Sidhu said the scheme would cover all 167 cities and towns in the state. In the second phase, PNGRB has selected Patiala, Moga, Sangrur, Barnala, Kapurthala and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Read More

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